Floyd Ernest Collingwood

OBIT Floyd E. Collingwood1June 21, 1921 – Jan. 9, 2014

Graveside services for Floyd Ernest Collingwood were held Jan. 14 at the old Shell Cemetery. Floyd, 93, died Jan. 9 at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin.

Floyd was born June 21, 1921, in Shell, the son of Raymond St. Clair and Clara Ruth Larsen Collingwood. He lived in the Big Horn Basin his entire life and received his schooling through the eighth grade. He later attended airplane mechanic school at Curtis Wright Technical.

He married Helen Jacobson April 19, 1942, at Red Lodge, Mont.

Floyd was inducted into the Army Air Corp Nov. 2, 1942, and achieved the rank of technical sergeant before his honorable discharge on Sept. 28, 1945.

A hard-working man, Floyd did dirt excavation, was a construction contractor and car dealer and owned a trucking company.

He enjoyed four-wheeling.

His parents, his wife Helen, sister Evelyn, three brothers, Wesley, Allen and Lawrence, and his son Elvin preceded Floyd in death.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Cecelia Collingwood of Greybull and Terry and Judy Collingwood of Casper; his daughter Billie Menzel and one brother, Clinton Collingwood, both of Greybull; his sister and brother-in-law, Bill and Joyce Collingwood Wilkinson of Sidney, Mont.; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials in Floyd’s name are being received at Big Horn Federal Savings Bank, Box 471, Greybull, WY 82426. The proceeds will benefit the Humane Society.